John Lindqwister on Machinista, Sweden, music and life

John Lindqwister on Machinista, Sweden, music and life

  1. John, you have been a member of various projects. Being part of Cat Rapes Dog, Machinista and some others, can you tell us how one person can be so diverse, as the projects are diverse in their musical expression. Guess it´s just a matter of what you like, and the curiosity to try stuff. I’ve been in Goth, hardrock, Metal/hardcore, industrial, postpunk and synthpop-bands. And maybe more genres. I want to do what…

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Roberto Del Vecchio speaks about The Last Hour

Roberto Del Vecchio speaks about The Last Hour

  1. Hi Roberto, nice to have you here at ALTvenger. Can you introduce Roberto Del Vecchio and his work to our readers? We would like to know more about you. Hi Marija, thanks for your invitation. I started to compose music in 1994 when I formed Gothica. I released two albums via the Swedish label Cold Meat Industry. In 2004, after Gothica’s split, I created The Last Hour. In December 2008, debut CD of…

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Vanguard interview

Vanguard interview

  1. Hello Vanguard and thank you for joining us at ALTvenger. Why Vanguard? How did you choose that name for your project? Can you tell us how the word Vanguard relates to you and your work? Jonas: Vanguard is the forefront of an action or movement and I remember that we liked that, and also we did use a soft synth a lot during that time that is called Vanguard. I think the name…

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Hidden Place talks to ALTvenger

Hidden Place talks to ALTvenger

  1. Thank you for taking the time to meet us here at ALTvenger Magazine. For all those not familiar with your work, can you tell us what Hidden Place is all about? HP: Hidden Place is a band born in 2004 by siblings Sara Lux and Fabio, Antonio, Giampiero. 2. Your sound can be described as electro wave, electro pop, with a hint of vintage sound but still it remains a bit colder than…

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Claus Larsen on Leæther Strip so far and beyond

Claus Larsen on Leæther Strip so far and beyond

  1. It is impossible to find an EBMesque band that started after 1990 who doesn’t cite Leaether Strip as one of their top influences. How does this sit with you? Are you able to distinguish your legacy in scene today? Claus: It’s a great honor to be an inspiration to others. Makes me proud and happy that my passion for what I do rubs off on others, fellow musicians or listeners. Something I never…

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HOCICO

HOCICO

  Hocico is one of the most influential bands on the electro-industrial scene. Formed in Mexico City in 1993 by Erik Garcia aka Erk and Oscar Mayorga aka Racso, this project of two cousins has been active on the underground scene ever since, evolving into a headliner band on huge festivals and touring all over the globe. Their expression is manly focused on aggressive and violent aspects of not only human nature, but the world…

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Bloodlit Radio

Bloodlit Radio

  1. First of all thank you for this interview, it is great to have you here on ALTvenger. We really appreciate your work, so can you tell our readers a little bit about Bloodlit Radio, what it is, how it started and who’s behind everything at www.bloodlitradio.com? DFC: I’m really grateful to be interviewed by the ALTvenger team. Thank you! Growing up, I was a fan of and was influenced by bands such as…

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Chiron

Chiron

The other night I had a great and friendly chat with a person whose voice I have known for a long time. Finally, I heard through Skype that voice talking, not singing. It was the voice of Michael Aliani, the original singer of popular cult gothic band Ikon discussing his current project Chiron. Even though it was 11am in Melbourne and 2am in the UK, I was very much awake to do this interview. 1….

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“We are THE FROZEN AUTUMN, we ride the crest of the FROZEN WAVE” (Diego Merletto & Froxeanne 2009)

“We are THE FROZEN AUTUMN, we ride the crest of the FROZEN WAVE” (Diego Merletto & Froxeanne 2009)

On the 20th of February I finally had the opportunity to see the Italian band The Frozen Autumn playing live in London. They made such a great impact on me that night and many years before, as I discovered their music to be the cure both for my ears and soul. The Frozen Autumn started as a solo project of Diego Merletto as the singer, keyboardist and synth programmer in 1993. It was characterized by…

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